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Denial and Confirmation of New Zealand Citizenship



When applying for certain products or services (e.g. citizenship or a passport) some countries require proof of your status as, or not as a New Zealand citizen. Please contact the appropriate authority of the country for the product or service you are applying for what documents are required. These documents may include:
Denial of New Zealand Citizenship
A 'Denial of New Zealand Citizenship' is an official document from the New Zealand Citizenship Office advising that the named person is not a New Zealand citizen.

To apply for a 'Denial of New Zealand Citizenship' the
application form must be completed and sent to the Citizenship Office with the fee and a photocopy of the bio-data page of the passport (if available).

The processing time for a 'Denial of New Zealand Citizenship' is ten working days.


Confirmation of New Zealand Citizenship by Grant
A 'Confirmation of New Zealand Citizenship by Grant' is an official document from the New Zealand Citizenship Office confirming the named persons status as a New Zealand citizen and how the criteria for citizenship was met.

To apply for a 'Confirmation of New Zealand Citizenship by Grant' the
application form must be completed (including the Proof of Identity section) and sent to the Citizenship Office with the fee.

The processing time for a 'Confirmation of New Zealand Citizenship by Grant' is ten working days.


Certified Copy of Descent Registration Certificate
A 'Certified Copy of Descent Registration Certificate' is an official copy of a Descent Registration Certificate certified by the New Zealand Citizenship Office. A 'Certified Copy of Descent Registration Certificate' can only be issued once New Zealand citizenship by descent has been registered.

To apply for a 'Certified Copy of Descent Registration Certificate' the
application form must be completed (including the Proof of Identity section) and sent to the Citizenship Office with the fee.

The processing time for a 'Certified Copy of Descent Registration Certificate' is ten working days.


Confirmation of Birth in New Zealand
A 'Confirmation of Birth in New Zealand' is an official document from the New Zealand Citizenship Office confirming the named persons birth in New Zealand.

To apply for a 'Confirmation of Birth in New Zealand' the
application form must be completed (including the Proof of Identity section) and sent to the Citizenship Office with the fee.

The processing time for a 'Confirmation of Birth in New Zealand' is ten working days.


Application Forms
Please see the form downloads below. Once the form is downloaded to your computer, you can print it, then complete it using a pen and return the form and accompanying material to
our office.

Application forms on this website are in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. You need to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to view or download the form. You can download a free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader from the Adobe site.

Alternatively hard copy versions of these forms are available from the Citizenship Office.

Note: As of 1 October 2005, the fee for the translation of documents is NZ$45.00 per document.
Denial and Confirmation Application Fees

ApplicationFee
Denial of New Zealand CitizenshipNZ$110.00
Confirmation of New Zealand Citizenship by GrantNZ$110.00
Certified Copy of Descent Registration CertificateNZ$110.00
Confirmation of Birth in New Zealand NZ$110.00

Payment must be made with the application. We recommend that you do not send cash in the mail. Payment can be made by:

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